Paying a taxi ride with credit or debit card might not be new to other countries but in the Philippines it’s still not common. That’s why it became widespread when Mabuhay Taxi announced its new system of accepting atm or debit card payments. For over two weeks now passengers have had the option to pay with their Banknet and Megalink ATM and debit cards provided it isn’t short of money. For the time being it’s only the black Mabuhay Taxi’s that’s been installed with this technology.For tourists and others who own national or international credit cards they may not enjoy the system yet. But hopefully soon according to the company. Aside from ATM/Debit card payments system, black Mabuhay Taxi’s have been equipped with a GPS (which is not common among other taxi fleet) which inputs the location of the taxi, thus making it easy to find one that’s close to the passenger’s location. The GPS system on Mabuhay Taxi works similar to that in Singapore, as stated by the company.
On behalf of Davao Zone and Davao City, I would like to extend my condolences to the bereaved family of Dolphy. The entire nation has been shocked upon hearing the news of his death. Dolphy was a respected and loved actor and he remained humble despite his rise to stardom. His talent in making the people laugh through his movies and teleseryes was unsurpassed.
When it comes to comedy films and tv series, I always love Dolphy’s. I remember his time on John and Marsha and I must admit it was the first comedy sitcom I’d watched when I was little. He was indeed a born comedian. What would the showbiz industry be without Dolphy? Many uprising comedian-actors must have tried to emulate Dolphy but the truth is that there’s only one Comedy King in the Philippines Showbiz .
To Dolphy, may God grant you eternal peace. And to his family, may God give them strength to accept his demise and go on with their lives without him.
When in Davao enjoy a luscious lunch or dinner at Coco’s Grill. This dining place does not only serve grilled foods but pizzas as well. But the seafood is a must to try, grilled or fried or cooked. It is located on F Torres St. This is close to the school where I worked before and I remember it was called Regine’s.
A new branch was opened two years ago called Coco’s South Bistro is situated at Victoria Plaza in J.P.Laurel (Bajada). Coco’s on F. Torres has now become Coco’s South Bistro, too. Or just Coco’s for both.
The menu presents food varieties from fish to lobster, baby back ribs to roasted pig. Before, the price ranged from Php 100- Php 500+.
DavaoZone will be back to its usual post updates and we, the authors would like to thank the visitors who dropped by and left comments on some posts. Our contributor has been busy with other priorities but we will try our best to feature more things about Davao.
For now, we are happy to say that the interest of other international airlines in flying directly to Davao is great. Apart from Singapore’s SilkAir, Malaysia will soon offer flights to Davao City and Indonesian will have another aircraft to connect to the city. There’s so much to write about the city’s progress all through these years so keep visiting DavaoZone.